Central Michigan Preps for Bowl Game Against Tulsa

MT. PLEASANT — Central Michigan is getting ready for its postseason game against Tulsa. The Chips will play in the Miami Beach Bowl in nine days.

Central Michigan will have its hands full with the Golden Hurricane, who enter bowl season with a 9-3 record.

The Tulsa offense ranked in the top 10 nationally in total yards, while also averaging 41.4 points per game (11th nationally).

The Golden Hurricane have put together those numbers with a balanced offense, throwing for 3,129 yards and rushing for 3,131 yards throughout the year.

“It’s absolutely critical to play complementary football in a game like this,” Central Michigan head coach John Bonamego said. “We talked about it this morning. If we get too many three-and-outs, you’re not giving the defense, number one, time to rest or secondly time to adjust, so we have to be able to put drives together, finish drives. It’s not an offense where you want to find yourself behind.”

The Chippewas and Golden Hurricane will kick off on Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m.